In the Belfry of the Campanile of St. Mark's, Venice

Henry Woods, RA (1846-1921)


Oil on canvas

18 1/2 x 14 inches

"Woods first went to Venice in 1876 on the recommendation of his lifelong friend, Luke Fildes, and thenceforth most of his exhibited paintings are of a Venetian scenes. It was a fashionable place for an artist to work and Woods fell in with a cosmopolitan set, befriending the Americans Whistler and Sargent, whose innovative techniques had a powerful influence on his work." — Rupert Maas